Trivia Crack Answer: Al Pacino
About The Godfather and Michael Corleone
Al Pacino performs the role of Michael in The Godfather. Michael Corleone is the main character in The Godfather movies. Michael is the youngest son who unwillingly becomes the head of a Mafia family over the course of the first Godfather movie. The Godfather is considered a quintessential movie by many film critics. It was the most financially successful film of 1972. The Godfather was nominated for ten Academy Awards and won three, including Best Actor for Marlon Brando’s role as Don Corleone, Michael’s father. Al Pacino boycotted the ceremony, as he believed his role of Michael Corleone should have garnered him a nomination for Best Actor instead of Best Supporting Actor. Brando also boycotted the awards, sending an American Indian activist to decline his awards as a statement against the depiction of American Indians in popular culture. Three separate actors in The Godfather were nominated for Best Supporting Actor. They were James Caan for Sonny Corelone, Robert Duvall for Tom Hagen and Pacino for Michael Corleone. However, Joel Grey would take home the Oscar for his role in Cabaret. Al Pacino would go on to reprise his role as Michael Corleone in The Godfather Part II and The Godfather Part III.